The Frittata: a Simple Taste of Italian Elegance
Dec04

The Frittata: a Simple Taste of Italian Elegance

When it comes to cooking something which both tastes good and is quick and easy to make, you should try a Frittata! This little Italian dish uses minimal ingredients for maximum flavour, and allows for lots of variations within the recipe. Perhaps one of the simplest recipes ever, the Frittata dish combines a sophisticated appearance of high end dining with traditional homemade food. So if you’re looking for elegance minus the effort,...

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2018 Food Trends Predicted by Whole Foods
Nov30

2018 Food Trends Predicted by Whole Foods

Whole Foods has predicted the food trends for 2018, and kale and avocado are out! Whole Foods Market has predicted the top food trends for 2018 and while kale is out, floral foods infused with lavender and rose to coffee made with mushrooms are the products you can expect to see on store shelves in the coming year, and the industry trends that are on the rise.   1. Edible flowers and floral flavors: Floral flavors like lavender,...

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Fizzy Drink Manufacturers Unite in Pledge to Cut Calories
Nov29

Fizzy Drink Manufacturers Unite in Pledge to Cut Calories

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group said they plan to reduce sugary drink calorie consumption by 20 percent through marketing, reduced serving sizes. Coca-Cola PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group on Tuesday pledged to cut calories consumed by Americans in sugary drinks by one-fifth within about a decade. The three companies made the commitment as part of the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative. “This is...

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The Perfect Winter Lunch: Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup
Nov26

The Perfect Winter Lunch: Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

The (colder) winter is here, diets are in and morale is low. The solution: a nice tasty bowl of delicious soup that is both easy to make and a reminder of those exotic holidays spent abroad. Ingredients 2 tbsp tamarind paste 4 red Thai chillies, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2.5cm/1-inch piece Thai ginger, peeled and very finely chopped 4 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp palm sugar or caster (superfine) sugar 8 lime leaves, roughly...

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New healthy eating guide cuts down on red meat
Nov22

New healthy eating guide cuts down on red meat

A new healthy eating guide lessens the role of cake, biscuits and sweets in people’s diets and provides a new warning to eat less red and processed meat. The new Eatwell Guide unveiled by Public Health England (PHE) is designed to replace the healthy eating “plate” with new, updated guidance on eating more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates and cutting down on high-fat foods and sugar. The previous plate had...

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Feasts on the Street Inspires Amateur Cooks to Create Great Chinese Recipes
Nov21

Feasts on the Street Inspires Amateur Cooks to Create Great Chinese Recipes

The other day I came across an awesome new cooking series called Feasts on the Street which follows three teams of amateur cooks who have just three weeks to become street-food entrepreneurs. The five part series which was produced by Huffington Post and Amoy sets out to prove just how easy it is to create delicious Asian cuisine with the chance to win a foodie-trip-of-a-lifetime to Hong Kong. Shelina Permaldo, winner of...

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